Pope Benedict the 16th sent his first tweet from an iPad at the Vatican yesterday to announce the launch of the Catholic Church's new information and news portal.
The tweet reads, quote, "Dear Friends, I just launched News.va Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI."
The launch comes as Benedict is celebrating the 60th anniversary of becoming a priest today.
The 84-year-old Pontiff already has more than 30-thousand Twitter followers.
Click here for the Vatican News Twitter page.